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US Marine Corps Interview Questions in Camp Pendleton, CA

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Marine Corps Infantry Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

    Interview Details

    You will be in a school house setting for 3 months that is physically rigorous and mentally stimulating. You will get taught the skills you need to success in this job.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't believe there is a difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

    Interview Details

    N/A, just sent a bio and asked for the position

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Marine Corps in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Must have solid fitness reports as a Lieutenant. To become an officer in general, you must show aptitude to lead, and a willingness to sacrifice personal issues for official duties.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Military Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at US Marine Corps in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Typical Marine Corps Recruiting technique. Hardly an interview. Do not be fooled by false promises. Get everything the recruiter says in writing! Demand a job that you can use once you get out of the Marines.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    NCO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at US Marine Corps in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    A highly structured ranking and promotion system. Hard work and a lot of discipline will take you places!

    Interview Questions
    • How to treat junior Marines after being promoted to NCO.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at US Marine Corps in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was given the job with very little questions involved.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Marine Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Marine Corps in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Officer Candidates School is the interview process. It is designed to weed out those who do not posess the leadership abilities required to lead Marines into a combat zone. It is 10 weeks of no sleep, physically and mentally challenging problem solving scenarios, and extreme physical conditioning. They will yell at you and force you to make difficult decisions without sleep, or a full understanding of th environment around you. This is essential because in combat you will never have the whole picture, and your ability to make a sound decision without all the information is critical. No decision is the worst course of action you can choose. You will be put in command of your peers, and expected to lead them. Egos and personality types will clash, almost everyone around you is an alpha male. You will fail. They want to see how you handle failure, how you rebound. You have to rate your peers, and they have to rate you. You will see every evaluation your peers make on you. Pride cannot get in the way of poor leadership traits you posess that you must correct. Your Marines' lives depend on your ability to lead them. Integrity is the number one trait you must posess. Your word will be the word of God to your Marines. What you say goes, therefore you must speak honestly, and never look the other way. You must overcome the stigma of being a "rat" if you witness someone else lying, and report it. You will be held just as accountable as the liar or cheater if you do not.

    Interview Questions
    • Here is a rope, a barrel, a toothpick, and a 4 foot piece of plywood, and 3 other Officer Candidates. You have 5 minutes to develop a plan, brief it to your team and cross this river without touching the water. Don't forget to factor in front and rear security, Go.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. They don't need you. That's their attitude. You have to want to be a Marine Officer. They tell you where you will go, what job you will perform, and your pay is predetermined on the military pay scales. You will spend six months in Quantico, VA after OCS for training as an ifantry platoon commander. Depending on how you graduate from there, affects what job you will get. From there you will move to your MOS (military occupational specialty - essentially the job you will perform in the Marine Corps) which can be as short as a month or two (supply) or over two years (flight school). From there you go to the Fleet Marine Force where you assume your duties as either a shop head, or a platoon commander.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Combat Engineer Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Marine Corps in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    OCS, TBS, MOS School, Unit Arrival, Work-Up and then Deployments. Harder to get through the Boards into OCS-which is challenging for a lot of applicants.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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